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GWP Report from the Technical Committee

  1. 1. GWP NETWORK MEETING Report from the Technical Committee Dr Mohamed AIT KADI Chair Port of Spain, June, 2014
  2. 2. Highlights from 2013…
  3. 3. TEC’sRoadMap2010-2013 1. Creating useful knowledge  An ambitious publication portfolio {6BP+5PP+3TFP+4PB+4SR+1KN}  GWP/Dundee KC Scholarship Programme  Assembling 2 COP DSS (WWF6) & WSI (GWP-EC) 2. A new engagement with the Regions & KP  Making “deep dives” in the Regions – 6 Regional Workshops – MED + SAS+ SA/EA+CA+CEE+ SEA  Making the Knowledge Chain work PP + TFP 3. Influencing the international debate  Participating in major regional/international events: WWF6, RIO+20, WTO, SWWW, Water&Energy Summits, Dushanbe/Budapest Summits, ….  Engaging with Partners: UN WATER, SIWI, DHI, WWC…
  4. 4. TEC Publications 2011 2012 2013 Publications Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 IWRM &Social Equity BP PB Water Securiy / indicators PP BP? PEC? The Economics of Water Security BP PB Transboundary Cooperation HB BP PB IUWM PP BP PB Synthesis Report of SAS Workshop SR Proceedings of SA/ES Workshop SR Exploring the role of water security in regional economic development KN Water Demand Management - The Mediterranean Experience TFP Groundwater Management GWM – Agriculture GWM- Urban E/HJ PP PP Water & Food Security TFP Water in the Green Economy PP Modeling/DSS TFP CEE - Regional Workshop IDM SR CA - Regional Workshop Water & Food Security SR SEA Regional Wrkshop SR?
  5. 5.  Paper explores how international law facilitates transboundary cooperation  Overarching rule of treaty and customary law is principle of equity and reasonable use  Operationalised through rules of procedure  Describes progress through case studies Rivers Zambesi, Niger, Mekong, Danube, Drin Messages  More effort needed to address fragmentation across legal regimes  Cooperation increases when strong river basin organisations are established Background paper 17 70% of the world’s population rely on 250 internationally shared water courses
  6. 6.  States have problems in understanding and controlling water  How should they prioritise investment?  How much is an improvement in water security worth?  Aggregate global estimates not useful  States and households think differently about water security  Decisions are often politically driven Message  There is no substitute for States to ‘rolling up their sleeves’ and doing the hard analytical work on costs and benefits to make difficult decisions Background paper 18 Asks the question – What is the economic value of increased water security?
  7. 7.  Compares and contrasts the way in which India and China are tackling the challenge of harnessing water resources effectively, equitably and sustainably in the context of growing water scarcity and competing demands  Solutions are not easily transferable across countries and continents! Technical Focus Paper N°3
  8. 8.  Sets out the case for integrating groundwater in urban infrastructure planning and management as an essential component of IWRM in urban environments  Integration is not simple because of a widespread vacuum in institutional responsibility and accounting in urban areas and thier immediate hinterlands Perspectives Paper N°5
  9. 9. Sustainable Development Governance Social Development Economic Development Env. Protection Health Waterquality Watersupply Waterdisasters Energy Agriculture industry PollutionPrev CoastalMgt EcosystemMgt Policy/Inst. Framework Objectifs Management Institutions Activity Sectors (water uses) Feedback PRIORITY THEMATIC AREAS Plans for 2014-2016 Accept and embrace interconnectedness and comprehensiveness
  10. 10. 11 Food & Water Securtiy Ecosystems & Water Security Transboundary Cooperation Energy & Water Security Urbanisation & Water Security Economics of Water Security Land & Water Management Climate Resilience IDMP/APFM WACDEP Priority thematic areas
  11. 11. Summary of outputs PP + BP TFP CP Other Pub RW Training Courses KM/P PC/R C Economics WS X WS/ Indicators X X XX X Transboundary X X X X Climate Change Urbanisation X X X X X Land & Water X X Energy & WS X X X X